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Change 01-03-11 to 01-03-2011 format using shell or perl

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I need to change Change the date format from 01-03-11 to 01-03-2011 format using shell or perl.
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echo 01-03-11 | perl -pe 's/(-\d+)-(\d+)/$1-20$2/'
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The date command can be formatted any way you like:

date +%m-%d-%Y

would output month-day-year like so:

02-10-2011

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Or a windowed approach...

echo 01-03-11 | perl -pe 'die "invalid date $_" unless m{^([-\d]+-)(\d+)$}; $_ = ($2 < 50) ? "${1}20$2" : "${1}19$2"'
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It works thanks.
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